A Huge, Sunflower-Shaped Spacecraft Designed to Find Earth-Like Planets

Published On: Mar 24 2014 03:59:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2014 01:59:47 PM EDT

Dubbed a “starshade,” a new sunflower-like spacecraft will team up with a space-based telescope to block light from a star, allowing only the light from nearby planets to enter the telescope.


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